Scholarships and Awards for Undergraduates

The English Department offers a variety of awards to students in all areas of English Studies. In addition, the University offers a "Scholarship Finder" tool to find information about the various scholarships that are available across campus.

Applications for all English Department awards and scholarships are due in the English Department office (STV 409) no later than April 1.

English Department Scholarships

Click on the links below for more information about schoalarships, requirements, and entry forms.

All entries must be typed and submitted with a cover page stating your name, university identification number, major, e-mail address, local phone number, and address. Entries are due by April 1.

Anna Keaton English Scholarship

Applicants must be upper division students in the English Department.

Anna Keaton English Scholarship Application

Class of 1939 Ruth Henline Scholarship in English Education

Applicants must be planning to teach in the spring of the following year in which they apply.

Class of 1939 Ruth Henline Scholarship Application

Glenn Grever English Education Scholarship

Applicants must be senior English Education majors and either have completed student teaching or be student teaching during the semester the scholarship is awarded.

Glenn Grever English Education Scholarship Application

The Grammie

Applicants must be upper-division students in English who have been enrolled in a Linguistics course during the academic year the award is given.

The Grammie Application

Excellence in TESOL Award

Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for this award. Selection is based on outstanding performance in course work, teaching, and/or research in the field of TESOL. Applicants must submit a CV/resume, a statement activities in ESL (three pages highlighting their work in and dedication to ESL teaching, scholarship, etc.), and one letter of support from faculty.

George R. Canning Scholarship

Applicants must be students in Literary and Cultural Studies.

George R. Canning Scholarship Application

Julia N. Visor Scholarship Award

Applicants must be students in English and submit an essay researching issues of race relations, colonialism, and cultural diversity in any sub-discipline of English Studies.

Julia N. Visor Scholarship Application

Dorothy Bryan Schemske Scholarship

Applicants must be upper division English Education majors.

Dorothy Bryan Schemske Scholarship Application

Publications Unit Publishing Award

Applicants must be enrolled in good standing in the Publishing Studies program.

Publications Unit Publishing Award Application

Maurice Scharton Scholarship

Applicants must be upper division students in English.

Maurice Scharton Scholarship Application

Tom Kuster Creative Writing Award

Applicants must be enrolled in a program in the English Department.

Tom Kuster Creative Writing Award Application

William Morgan Poetry Award

Applicants must be enrolled in a program in the English Department.

William Morgan Poetry Award Application

Taimi Maria Ranta Children’s and Young Adult Literature Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled in or intending to focus on Children's Literary and Cultural studies.

Taimi Maria Ranta Scholarship Application

Finding Scholarships Across Campus

Many scholarships are available from across campus based on a wide variety of criteria for eligibility. Exploring the many opportunities that exist can open up new possibilities for funding a student's career at ISU.

To help make the process of finding scholarships easier, the Financial Aid Office has developed a tool called Scholarship Finder that allows students to search for awards.

Check Out Scholarship Finder.